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7 must-see moments from the 2014 Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit

October 9, 2014, 3:54 PM UTC
Fortune Most Powerful Women 2014
Krista Kennell--Fortune Most Powerful Women

The 2014 Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit ended less than a day ago, but I’m still on a high. (Literally, too; I’m writing this from the plane heading back to NYC). It was my first year as co-chair of the event and I’m heading home feeling truly inspired—both by the gains that women have made in the business world and by their even more audacious goals for the future.

Our attendees included scores of CEOs of public companies, including GM’s (GM) Mary Barra and Hewlett-Packard’s (HP) Meg Whitman; public figures such as U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, Gabby Giffords and Melinda Gates; celebrities like Billie jean King, Gwyneth Paltrow and Goldie Hawn, and amazing young entrepreneurs like Elizabeth Holmes of Theranos, who started her blood diagnostics company at 19 and is now just 30 years old.

For those of you that missed the MPW Summit, here is a list of some (only some—you can read coverage of the entire program here) of the highlights. Enjoy!

Warren Buffett and Paul Anka serenade former Fortune senior editor-at-large Carol Loomis with personalized lyrics to the tune of “My Way.”


Fortune senior editor-at-large Pattie Sellers interviews HP CEO Meg Whitman on the day she announces plans to split her company in two:

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Facebook (FB) COO Sheryl Sandberg turns the tables, interviewing Fox News channel anchor Megyn Kelly:

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GM CEO Mary Barra talks cars, recalls and more with Fortune Managing Editor Alan Murray:

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Former U.S. Representative Gabby Giffords shares her story of recovery

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Gwyneth Paltrow talks with Real Simple‘s editor Kristin van Ogtrop about her company, Goop, and what it means to be perceived as a threat by Martha Stewart

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Elizabeth Holmes, the 30-year-old who is trying to change the health care world with her blood diagnostics company Theranos, interviewed by Fortune senior writer Michael Lev-Ram

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“From the MPW Co-chairs” is a daily series where the editors who oversee the Fortune Most Powerful Women brand share their insights about women leaders.